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Texas Charter School Expands By 20%


Project Name: Brownsville Charter School

Project Location: Brownsville, TX.

Building Use: Classrooms, Restrooms and Administrative

Total Square Feet: 37,530 Sq. Ft

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Mobile Modular delivers portable classrooms as an affordable solution to accommodate 20% growth at a Texas charter school.

The Challenge

Brownsville, TX – A large charter school with a strong record of accomplishment has achieved an exceptionally low 20:1 student-teacher ratio and a dropout rate averaging a mere 1.4%. As one of the first 20 charter schools approved in 1996 to operate in the state of Texas, it continues to tackle expanding enrollment in four campuses located in Houston and Brownsville, Texas.

After Mobile Modular successfully supplied 1,536 sq. ft. of portable classroom space to its Brownsville elementary school location in 2010, this growing charter school contacted us again in July 2011 for additional space needs for the upcoming school year. As the fastest-growing segment, the elementary school was expecting a 20% enrollment increase and required two more double classrooms to be located in limited available space.

With the new school year starting in August, time was tight and the right products would have to be identified, prepared, delivered, and installed quickly for student and faculty placement. Compounding the challenge, the Brownsville school location is 500 miles from Mobile Modular’s Houston delivery facility, requiring special care in transport and additional permit concerns for towing the buildings.

The Solution

After evaluating the school's needs, Mobile Modular recommended our standard 32' x 64' double classroom product. These modular construction units, each providing dual 24' x 32' classrooms divided by an interior partition, would offer the flexibility, manufacture quality and ease of installation that the school needed to accommodate new enrollment and keep its building budgets under control.

Our first successful 2010 project in Brownsville had prepared the Mobile Modular team for the challenges involved in transporting large modular classrooms over the 500 miles from Houston to the existing school site. After obtaining the necessary municipal permits in Brownsville to tow the prefabricated buildings through the city, special precautions were taken to route the trip and secure the units on flatbed trucks, ensuring safe arrival and timely installation with only very minor necessary repairs.

Finally, it was determined that the school qualified for Mobile Modular’s new Charter Starter program, affording them a $1,000 credit towards their lease and installation costs. With no further upgrades or customizations required, the classrooms - attractive buildings that fit existing educational requirements and bottom-line budget needs - were installed in time for the start of the school year.

Why Call Mobile Modular

By utilizing modular construction and leveraging the experience of the Mobile Modular project team, our client was able to maintain their leadership position and continue their mission to be a global frontrunner in their industry.

If you have any questions about modular building specifications, installation, turnaround time, size specifications, damage cover, insurance, contractual obligations, or adherence to building codes, browse through our comprehensive FAQs section or call us at 866-473-2495.

Our expertise, attention to detail, and end-to-end service is the reason why we continually rank high in customer satisfaction. We understand deadlines and work closely with you to deliver the unit you want on time and budget. Get your project started with Mobile Modular today!



Customer Name: Brownsville Charter School

Project Location

Project Location: Brownsville, TX.

Building Type

Building Type(s): Education

Total Area

Total Sq. Ft: 37,530 Sq. Ft

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